Ko-Ko-Mo ( I Love You So )Perry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Eunice Levy, Jake Porter and Forest Wilson , 1955
Songs of PolyGram International ~ ASCAP
With Mitchell Ayres Orchestra
and The Ray Charles Singers
Arranged by Joe Reisman and Produced by Joe Carlton
Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Time 2:40
Recorded January 04, 1955   ~   Matrix No. F2PB 0300 Take 1
Single release: RCA-78RPM-20-5994-A
Single Flip Side: "You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart"
US Chart Position No. 2
UK Single release: HMV-78RPM-B-10841 ( March 1955 )
Single Flip Side: "You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart"
Belgian Chart No. 3 ( May, 1955 )
Belgium Single release: RCA-78RPM-18271
Single Flip Side: "You'll Always Be My Lifetime Sweetheart"
RCA Gold Standard Series  78/45-RPM-420/447-0111
Single Flip Side: "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"
Album issue: RCA-45RPM-EP "COMO-TION" EPA-5128 MONO 1960
Album issue: Camden-LP12 "Make Someone Happy" CAL-694 MONO 1962
COMO-TION ~ 1960 release Make Someone Happy ~ 1962
Songwriter Johnny Mercer tried his hand at writing lyrics for Johnny Mandel's theme for the film 'The Sandpiper', but they were rejected by the film's producer. At Mercer's suggestion, lyricist Paul Francis Webster then took a crack at it. The haunting song that resulted won an Academy Award ( the first for Mandel and the third for Webster ) and a Grammy, and became the most recorded and performed song of 1965. It is still a favourite everywhere.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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